13 persons buried in Manaslu avalanche rescued

The Annapurna Express

The Annapurna Express

13 persons buried in Manaslu avalanche rescued

All the persons, who went missing in an avalanche at Manaslu Base Camp in Gorkha district on Monday, have been rescued.

The District Police Office, Gorkha said that 13 persons, who were buried in the avalanche, have been rescued on Tuesday morning. The Incident occurred while they were heading towards the fourth base camp from the third.

SP Kedar Khanal said that two persons were rescued on Monday while 10 this morning.

He said that six persons have been sent to Kathmandu. Preparations are underway to send others to the Capital, he said.

Nima Dorje Sherpa (40) and Dawa Sherpa (25) of Sankhuwasabha, Phurita Sherpa (40) and Lakpa Tamang (37) of Dolkha have been sent to Kathmandu this morning. Among them, Nima Dorje is critically injured.

Three helicopters of Simrik Air, Heli Everest and Kailash Air have been deployed to carry out rescue operations.

Thirteen people, who were carrying essential materials for the mountaineers, were buried in an avalanche yesterday.

Among them, one died on the spot while 12 others sustained injuries.

It has been learnt that 404 people had taken permits to climb Mount Manaslu this year.